Actor Sanjeev Kumar National Film Awards
Actor Sanjeev Kumar was one of the most famous actors in the Indian film world. The actor won various awards, including two National Film Awards in the Best Actor category for his performances in Dastak in 1970 and Koshish in 1972. Sanjeev was born on July 9, 1938, in Surat. This versatile actor, unfortunately, died in 1985 at the age of 47. On his birthday, he was fondly remembered by his friend Sharmila Tagore and in an interview with SpotboyE, a co-star in many films. During the conversation, the veteran actress revealed that she used to call him “Harivhai” because his real name is Harihar Jethalal Jariwala. Talking about the cause of her death, Sharmila revealed that Sanjeev’s heart condition was genetic.
He added that if the late actor had lived a long time, his condition could have been controlled if he had not fully recovered. The actress also touched back on how treatment options were very limited. Sharmila remembered how she felt strongly that her brother-in-law was her defender. She said, “I think he liked me very much. After the shooting, the group would gather at his house. After two drinks, he would tell me to leave, and I would go out. The actress also recalled the days of shooting for her Namkeen film.
The cast of the movie starring Multistar included Shabana Azmi, Kiran Vairale, and Waheeda Rehman. He also mentioned how the late actor ‘caught up with all his female co-stars in the film. Sharmila also appreciated her skills as an actor and spoke specifically about how she liked her acting in films like Mausum, Andhi, and Namkin where the actresses played prominent roles, yet the way she performed her parts was remarkable.
How the actress Sanjeev was a family man and wanted a life partner who would take care of her mother and home but she could not meet as most of the women she met were career-based actresses.